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A protester against the Supreme Court ruling on healthcare on June 28, 2012.

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A protester against the Supreme Court ruling on healthcare on June 28, 2012.

Romney Reports Cash Infusion: $1 M

Updated at 2 pm and 2:30 pm EDT Mitt Romney supporters opened their wallets immediately following today’s Supreme Court decision upholding the core of President Barack Obama’s health-care law, according to the Republican candidate’s campaign. By 11:30 a.m., less than...

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A Tea Party activist protests in front of he U.S. Supreme Court on June 28, 2012 as the high court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of the sweeping health care law championed by President Barack Obama.

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A Tea Party activist protests in front of he U.S. Supreme Court on June 28, 2012 as the high court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of the sweeping health care law championed by President Barack Obama.

Healthy Fundraising Off a Big Ruling

The ruling is on its way. And, whichever way the Supreme Court rules this morning on President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the fundraising is underway. “We don’t know what will happen this morning,” Obama campaign manager...

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Donald Trump at an airport hangar in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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Donald Trump at an airport hangar in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Donald Trump’s Dessert, a Tax Bill

There’s no limit to the small money that can be raised in dinners with big names. President Barack Obama’s campaign is raffling a dinner with the president and first lady. And Donald Trump is looking forward to that dinner with...

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A protester as Newt Gingrich with a cardboard cutout of former Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi in Florida.

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A protester as Newt Gingrich with a cardboard cutout of former Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi in Florida.

Romney Fundraiser: Chez Pelosi

Remember Newt Gingrich on a couch with Nancy Pelosi? And how much fun his party’s presidential campaign rivals had with a video of the former Republican speaker of the House seated alongside the then-Democratic House speaker on a sofa  in...

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Mormon faithful outside the historic Salt Lake Temple before the second session at the 180th Annual General Conference in Utah.

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Mormon faithful outside the historic Salt Lake Temple before the second session at the 180th Annual General Conference in Utah.

The End Is Near! Of Presidential Primaries, That Is

Turns out Mitt Romney had an ace in the hole in the battle for the Republican presidential nomination. It’s irrelevant now, with Romney having effectively wrapped up his party’s nod when Rick Santorum decided to fold his candidacy on April...

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Mitt and Ann Romney in Freeland, Michigan.

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Mitt and Ann Romney in Freeland, Michigan.

Top Romney Donors Descend on Utah Town for Exclusive Weekend

Top donors to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney are gathered in Park City, Utah for a weekend-long retreat that offers the chance to mingle with campaign strategists, party officials and the candidate himself. The event features private meetings and strategy sessions...

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will.i.am performs at the American Giving Awards in Los Angeles.

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will.i.am performs at the American Giving Awards in Los Angeles.

Making Sweet Music Together

Burt Bacharach and will.I.am of the Black Eyed Peas both make music, though that’s about the only thing they have in common. Until now. Both men are among the donors to the joint fundraising committee supporting President Barack Obama’s re-election...

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Two men with their marriage license after their wedding ceremony at the Manhattan City Clerk's office in New York.

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Two men with their marriage license after their wedding ceremony at the Manhattan City Clerk's office in New York.

Obama Endorsement of Gay Marriage Prompted Campaign Cash Wave

Money poured into President Barack Obama’s campaign coffers as he announced his support for gay marriage, making May 9 one of the top fundraising days of his re-election effort. New Federal Election Commission reports show his campaign collected $1.8 million, more...

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President Barack Obama checks his BlackBerry in this file photo.

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President Barack Obama checks his BlackBerry in this file photo.

Texting: The New Way for Campaigns to Draw Contributions

Get ready to start texting campaign contributions to President Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney. In a rare show of bipartisanship, the six-member Federal Election Commission has unanimously approved an advisory opinion that will, for the first time, allow...

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